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Harpagophytum procumbens


Gout, arthritis, rheumatism, intoxications, eczema, psoriasis, dermatosis, metabolic disorders, sciatica, digestive disorders, high cholesterin Levels ...


Composition :
Capsule, 100% Harpagophytum procumbens radix - 540 mg

Part used :

Devil’s Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens), also known as Grapple Plant and Wood Spider, is a tree or tall shrub in the Sesame family (Padaliaceae), native to Namibia, Southern Botswana and the Kalahari region of the Northern Cape, South Africa.

It has a primary root, which can be up to 50 cm (1.5ft) in length and from which secondary bulbous storage roots branch off, up to 1.5 meters (4.5ft) in diameter 2 meters (6ft) in depth. It is these storage roots that are used medicinally. At the beginning of the rainy season each year, fresh young shoots appear from the central primary root that lie radially on the ground and can reach up to 2 metres in length. On these shoots are the opposite or alternate, sinuate (having a pronounced sinuous or wavy margin), slightly fleshy leaves. In the leaf axils are pink to dark red flowers. From the flowers, woody fruits are formed which exhibit long, branched protuberances with barbs. Approximately 50 seeds are stored in these bur-like capsules.

The bio-active ingredients in Devils‘ Claw include harpagide, harpagoside, procumbide, triterpenes, flavanoids, unsaturated fatty acids, cinnamic acid and chlorogenic acid.

Devil’s Claw has medicinal properties in treating liver problems, stimulating gall bladder and pancreas (Note that persons with a healthy liver statistically are less prone to cancer, as their organism has better detoxifying capabilities). The root has anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, pain killing and body detoxifying properties; it may be helpful in building cartilage. Devil’s Claw also alleviates sciatic and joint pain and reduces cholesterin levels in the blood (best experienced with 3 to 4 one- or two-month programs and followed up with Lapacho / Tecoma impetiginosa, Boldo / Peumus boldus, Milk Thistle / Silybum marianum or Artichoke / Cynara scloymus).

Note: Since the liver is active during the night hours, it is best to take the last capsule(s) before sleep. A change in color of urine and/or feces is a indication that toxins are released from the body.

History: Indigenous peoples in the southafrican region have traditionally used Devil’s Claw to treat rheumatic and digestive disorders.


Initially 2 capsules three times daily, subsequently 1 capsule three times daily, with plenty of water.